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Sun, 30 Sep 2001, 10:55 PM

CHICAGO-2 - Summary of Eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car



JOLIET, Ill. - Summary of eliminations in Federal-Mogul Funny Car at the Inaugural NHRA Nationals:

Round 1:

Frank Manzo, Morganville NJ, '01 Dodge Avenger, Left lane, (0.494) 5.628 251.44 def. Larry Bakke, Madison WI, '01 Pontiac Firebird, (0.650) 9.387 89.74

Jay Payne, Claremont CA, '01 Chevy Camaro, Left lane, (0.579) 5.788 203.16 def. Tate Branch, Artesia NM, '99 Dodge Avenger, (0.565) 5.904 243.81

Bob Newberry, Schenectady NY, '01 Dodge Avenger, Left lane, (0.588) 5.714 248.80 def. Wayne Butler, Manito IL, '98 Pontiac Firebird, (0.513) 6.117 198.26

Steve Gasparrelli, West Covina CA, '99 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.489) 5.692 250.78 def. Jeff Craig, Muncie IN, '00 Dodge Avenger, (0.548) 5.882 246.89

Von Smith, Oak Ridge TN, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.462) 5.708 250.51 def. Fred Hagen, Chicago IL, '00 Dodge Avenger, (0.501) 6.116 227.15

Vern Moats, Des Moines IA, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Right lane, (0.554) 5.966 243.41 def. Cy Chesterman, Sioux City IA, '99 Pontiac Trans Am, (0.470) 10.456 81.42

Kirk Williams, Glenwood IA, '98 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.477) 5.704 249.44 def. Chuck Cheeseman, Galena OH, '00 Pontiac Firebird, (0.489) 5.810 240.00

Marc White, Glendale Hts. IL, '01 Pontiac Firebird, Left lane, (0.463) 5.731 249.86 def. Todd Veney, Indianapolis IN, '98 Pontiac Firebird, (0.500) 9.536 90.51

Round 2:

F Manzo, Left lane, (0.475) 5.578 254.62 def. M White, (0.443) 5.743 251.30

V Smith, Right lane, (0.464) 5.713 246.17 def. S Gasparrelli, (0.388 foul) 5.751 244.03

K Williams, Left lane, (0.479) 5.737 247.66 def. J Payne, (0.520) 5.741 248.25

B Newberry, Left lane, (0.515) 5.674 251.53 def. V Moats, (0.538) 5.740 249.58

Round 3:

F Manzo, Left lane, (0.501) 5.696 250.69 def. V Smith, (0.485) 5.738 251.02

B Newberry, Left lane, (0.495) 11.998 67.64 def. K Williams, (0.342 foul) 10.355 77.80

Round 4:

F Manzo, Left lane, (0.469) 5.640 253.56 def. B Newberry, (0.485) 11.575 71.18

Low ET: Frank Manzo 5.578 seconds

Top Speed: Frank Manzo 255.24 MPH



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